Skip to Content

Coffee House Culture House Daily

Books Podcast: Judith Kerr and Matthew Kneale, writing in the family and the real Mog

28 June 2018

2:14 PM

28 June 2018

2:14 PM


This week’s books podcast is a family affair: I’m talking to the children’s writer and illustrator Judith Kerr (Mog The Forgetful Cat; When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit; and The Tiger Who Came To Tea), and her son the novelist and historian Matthew Kneale, author of English Passengers and Sweet Thames, and most recently, Rome: A History in Seven Sackings.

We talk about fiction and nonfiction, hereditary writers, whether what we’re seeing now answers the definition of fascism — and the bit that Judith’s publisher wanted taken out of The Tiger Who Came To Tea on the grounds of it “not being realistic”.


See also

Show comments
Close